Idioms by Mrs. Franklin

Introduction

Good day scholars,

Why do we use idioms? Idioms are phrases that are often said but do not have a literal meaning. To some, it can be considered a coded language. However, the benefits of learning idioms play a special role in literacy. They’re an essential part of how we communicate. Often times, the way we communicate is normally the way we write. Idioms also contribute to understanding context clues. Context clues are an important strategy in reading comprehension. Along with idioms, context clues are needed to figure out what the text says indirectly. So let's have a little fun with learning what idioms mean. I’m sure you will be able to figure idioms out. Besides, two heads are better than one.

 

Task

Your task for this lesson are as follow: 

Today we will determine what are idioms.

Today we will determine why idioms are used.

Today we will determine the correct meaning of idioms.

Today we will be assessed on the meaning of idioms.

Process

Will you literally break the code of this figurative language? I'm sure you're no laughing stock. So don't put your foot in your mouth. 

Let's get started with the first step.

Step One:

Click this link to watch a YouTube video on idioms and their meanings. 

 

Now that you've watch the video, you can move on to......

Step Two

Click this link to explore what are idioms, http://idiomsbykids.com/what_is_an_idiom.php

 

You're on a roll! Let's explore pictures of idioms in......

Step Three:

Click this link to explore at least three illustrations and meanings of idioms http://idiomsbykids.com/index.php?all=1

 

You're on your way to coding! Go to Step Four.

Step Four: 

Click this link to read at two least stories with examples of idioms http://idiomsbykids.com/index.php?story_menu=1

 

Are you ready to see how well you know idioms? Go for it! Click the link for Step Five.

Step Five:

Time to check what you know about idioms. Click this link to be assessed on idioms https://www.englishclub.com/ref/Idioms/Quizzes/Animals_1/

 

 

Evaluation

 

10 points

Student watched the video.

Student explored three illustrations and meanings of idioms. 

Student read at least two stories with examples of idioms. 

Student completed the quiz with a score of 9 or higher.

 

8 points

Student watched the video.

Student explored two illustrations and meanings of idioms. 

Student read at least two stories with examples of idioms. 

Student completed the quiz with a score of 6 - 8.

 

5 points

Student watched the video.

Student did not explore illustrations and meanings of idioms. 

Student read at least one story with examples of idioms. 

Student completed the quiz with a score of  3 -5.

 

0 points

Student did not watch the video.

Student did not explore illustrations and meanings of idioms. 

Student did not read at least one story with examples of idioms. 

Student did not complete the quiz.

Conclusion

Congratulations on successfully completing this assignment about idioms! Let’s recap on what you have learned. You should be able to explain what are idioms, the purpose of idioms, and determine the meaning of idioms. I hope you had a ball!!

 

 

Credits

YouTube Idioms and Their Meaning Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az8ApiCC1Z4

Idioms by Kids illustrations and stories: http://idiomsbykids.com/what_is_an_idiom.php.

English Club Quiz: https://www.englishclub.com/ref/Idioms/Quizzes/Animals_1/

Teacher Page

Introduction:

Hello,

I will like to share this webquest on idioms. This lesson plan was developed for a technology class that's designed to educate on the various resources online that can be implemented in the classroom.

This English Language Arts lesson is designed for third graders and are aligned with state standards. Teaching students the essential need to understand idioms can help students in reading comprehension. This lesson can be adapted easily for other grade levels according to state standards. This page is for teachers only. 

 

Grade 3 Standards:

 Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context (e.g., take steps). [L.3.5a]

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on Grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. [L.3.4]

Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. [L.3.4a]

 

Learning Goals:

Today we will determine what are idioms.

Today we will determine why idioms are used.

Today we will determine the correct meaning of idioms.

Today we will be assessed on the meaning of idioms.

 

Materials:

Computers or tablets

YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az8ApiCC1Z4.

Online illustrations and stories: http://idiomsbykids.com/what_is_an_idiom.php.

Online quiz: https://www.englishclub.com/ref/Idioms/Quizzes/Animals_1/.

 

Process:

Teachers the steps listed are simple to follow with engaging activities. The illustrations and stories are idioms students created as well as the the video. Students get a chance to relate and learn from each other. 

Step One:

Click this link to watch a YouTube video on idioms and their meanings. 

 

Now that you've watch the video, you can move on to......

Step Two

Click this link to explore what are idioms, http://idiomsbykids.com/what_is_an_idiom.php

 

You're on a roll! Let's explore pictures of idioms in......

Step Three:

Click this link to explore at least three illustrations and meanings of idioms http://idiomsbykids.com/index.php?all=1

 

You're on your way to coding! Go to Step Four.

Step Four: 

Click this link to read at two least stories with examples of idioms http://idiomsbykids.com/index.php?story_menu=1

 

Are you ready to see how well you know idioms? Go for it! Click the link for Step Five.

Step Five:

Time to check what you know about idioms. Click this link to be assessed on idioms https://www.englishclub.com/ref/Idioms/Quizzes/Animals_1/

 

Evaluations:

10 points

Student watched the video.

Student explored three illustrations and meanings of idioms. 

Student read at least two stories with examples of idioms. 

Student completed the quiz with a score of 9 or higher.

 

8 points

Student watched the video.

Student explored two illustrations and meanings of idioms. 

Student read at least two stories with examples of idioms. 

Student completed the quiz with a score of 6 - 8.

 

5 points

Student watched the video.

Student did not explore illustrations and meanings of idioms. 

Student read at least one story with examples of idioms. 

Student completed the quiz with a score of  3 - 5.

 

0 points

Student did not watch the video.

Student did not explore illustrations and meanings of idioms. 

Student did not read at least one story with examples of idioms. 

Student did not complete the quiz.

 

Credits: 

YouTube Idioms and Their Meaning Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az8ApiCC1Z4.

Idioms by Kids illustrations and stories: http://idiomsbykids.com/what_is_an_idiom.php.

English Club Quiz: https://www.englishclub.com/ref/Idioms/Quizzes/Animals_1/.

 

Conclusion:

Congratulations on successfully completing this assignment about idioms! Let’s recap on what you have learned. You should be able to explain what are idioms, the purpose of idioms, and determine the meaning of idioms. I hope you had a ball!!